Welsh Escape with London
Take a trip to Wales and escape to the beauty and history of “The Land of Castles“ on this guided vacation. Leave the bustle of London for the green landscapes of England’s countryside, visiting Stonehenge and Bath en route to Wales. Spend two nights in Cardiff, with plenty to see around Welsh capital city, including fascinating St. Fagans National Museum of History and fairytale Cardiff Castle. On the way to North Wales, drive through beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and stop in the pretty towns of Brecon and Builth Wells. Meet locals who have a strong culture and heritage and still speak a Celtic language natively. Overnight in Llangollen where you might wish to take a stroll along the Victoria Promenade.You’ll travel through Snowdonia National Park via Betws-y-Coed and on to Caernarfon, famous for its enormous medieval castle and have some time to spend in its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to England’s Manchester, stop in Chester and take photos of its 16th century Tudor buildings traditionally constructed from oak with the timbers stained with black tar. Spend the last night of your escorted tour in Manchester where you gather with your traveling companions, and raise a glass to this Welsh adventure.See why this escape through Wales’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Welsh vacation.
Highlights of Welsh Escape with London
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All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.
City of Bath|Stonehenge|Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)
6 guests in a party: $1,236*18 guests in a party: $300*
Welsh Escape with London
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
LONDON On The Town In London LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SITES England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–CARDIFF, WALES Mysterious Stones & Spa City STONEHENGE Take a guided visit.BATH Visit the elegant Georgian city. (B) 176 mi / 284 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & MYSTERY Ponder the who, what, why, and how of Stonehenge, one of the most impressive prehistoric megalithic monuments in the world. Its sheer size and sophisticated architectural design have earned its legendary reverence as the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Although its original purpose is a mystery, the concentric monuments hold spiritual significance for people from around the world who gather at the massive stone circles to celebrate the summer solstice.
CARDIFF Pride of Wales CARDIFF Visit St. Fagans National Museum of History and Cardiff Castle. Free time this afternoon. (B) 16 mi / 26 kmLOCAL FAVORITENATIONAL TREASURE Explore the open-air National Museum of History in St. Fagans, where you will see many historic buildings brought from all over Wales and learn about architecture, culture, agriculture and lifestyle of the Welsh people – from the world of a 230,000-year-old Neanderthal child to modern day.
CARDIFF–BRECON–BUILTH WELLS–LLANGOLLEN Welsh Dragons, Daffodils & Castles Drive through stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. BRECON Stop at a market town.BUILTH WELLS Stop at a village known for its 12th century castle.LLANGOLLEN Visit the picturesque village, home of an annual international contest for poets and musicians.(B) 137 mi / 220 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT UNIQUE SPOT Medieval towns? Tick. Rolling green hills? Tick. Waterfalls? Tick. Romantic castles? Tick. In fact, there are 17 castles and palaces scattered in towns and on remote hills of Brecon Beacons Park. Explore one of Wales' three national parks, connect with nature and hear about Welsh turbulent history.
LLANGOLLEN–BETWS-Y-COED–CAERNARFON–CHESTER, ENGLAND–MANCHESTER From Prince To King Drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park.BETWS-Y-COED Stop at the gateway to Snowdonia.CAERNARFON Visit the city where the castle saw the investiture of King Charles III as Prince of Wales in 1969.CHESTER Stop at the medieval cathedral city. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTUNESCO SITE Caernarfon is a royal town known for its mighty 13th century castle. It is also a seaside resort and a stronghold of Welsh culture and heritage.
MANCHESTER Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Park Plaza Waterloo||The 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.||London||6 Hercules Road||Superior First-Class|
|2||Mercure Cardiff Holland House||Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel situated in the vibrant capital city of Wales, Cardiff, with 165 bedrooms. All of the sights and attractions of Cardiff are within walking distance such as the iconic Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle.||Cardiff||24-26 Newport Road||Superior First-Class|
|3||The Wild Pheasant Hotel||Combining the traditional charm and comfort of an original 19th-century building. The Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa is situated in magnificent scenery in the Vale of Llangollen, North Wales. The Hotel offers excellent accommodation with 47 bedrooms and executive rooms and suites are available with disabled access.||Denbighshire||Berwyn Road||First-Class|
|4||Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport||Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport is one of the closest hotels to Manchester Airport. You can enjoy an ultimate sleep experience in one of the elegant and luxurious rooms, indulge in fine dining in our Aviator Bar or Grill Restaurant, and get complimentary 24hr shuttle services to all terminals at the airport and train station.Unwind the evening before you fly by taking advantage of our multiple dining options either in the Grill Restaurant or the vibrant Aviator Bar, offering mouth-watering menus. Take the hassle out of an early morning flight and enjoy breakfast from 5.30am or grab it to go and hop on the complimentary shuttle bus to arrive at the terminal fresh, relaxed and in plenty of time.||Manchester||Outwood Lane||First-Class|